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Poster: patourkid Date: Nov 20, 2007 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'why didn't Jerry stop taking heroin?'

Heroin...the bitch, heroins draw comes from the fact that IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD .....at first, then I don't know how to explain it but it switches from making you feel good to terrorizing you. It no longer makes you feel good, when your high it just stave's off the sickness for a bit. You can think of NOTHING but "how am I gonna keep from gettin sick" Your not thinking "I want to go get high" your thinkin damn I just want to quit bein sick. Then when you do kick for a bit the way human beings are programmed we convince ourselves that "it took a long time before I got sick I could just get high today and then I'll take a break for a bit...yeah...right...back to bein sick. heroin steals your ability to cope with life when your strung out your in a cloud its just you and the bitch....come on baby..I'll make you feel good .. its cold out Ill make you warm...its just today.."yeah I deserve to catch a little buzz, hell I've been doin GOOD' been clean for 6-7 days now one little blast wont hurt...thats all thats runnin thru a junkies brain!!! thats IT everything else is just clutter, just you and the bitch!!! It took me watchin my whole family get DESTROYED by the bitch to realize I needed to get away so I ran...where could Jerry run to? He's Jerry F'n Garcia!! Everybody wants to be in with Jerry ..the best way to get close to a junky is with junk. Its that simple, people can claim it was the pressure, the stage fright,whatever...Jerry did dope because at one time it made him feel good. I am really surprised he held it up as good as he did.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 20, 2007 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'why didn't Jerry stop taking heroin?'

My little line from West LA was to suggest what you stated - when people are giving junk to a junkie for free, so as to hang out and get high with the guy, it's pretty fucking hard for the junkie to say no. I think Gil expressed it best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPf02m-ikaQ

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 20, 2007 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'why didn't Jerry stop taking heroin?'

Lou did not do such a bad job either

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-WdohdaHw

I guess that I just don't know

P.S. the above version does not use all of the verses... seek out the lyrics for all verses. Pretty powerful lyrics.

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2007-11-20 17:51:14

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 20, 2007 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'why didn't Jerry stop taking heroin?'

we should all marvel at the fact the man continued on at such a high functioning level while doing that shit, that in itself is amazing. don't act like jer was the first fuckin junkie in rock n roll either, there is a long line of them.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 20, 2007 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'why didn't Jerry stop taking heroin?'

I'm shocked to hear that! Shocked I say....

It's funny (or not), but I recall David Crosby opening New Years at Henry Kaiser (Nevilles/some other band) not longer after he got released from prison and telling people to chill out on the drugs as you only had to look at him as to where that road led. I heard several people claim that his "parole officer" made him say the same.

Of course, David is healthy and still performing.... thanks solely to his parole officer...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 20, 2007 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'why didn't Jerry stop taking heroin?'

True. Saw him in summer '83 and the show was awesome. It was very obvious he was using but he played unbelievably.

Won't be the last either